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1-7 of 7 Install Chair Rail Videos

  1. How to Install a Chair Rail

    How to Install a Chair Rail (07:41)

    Amy Matthews demonstrates step by step how to install a chair rail.

  2. Chair Rail Install: Overview

    Chair Rail Install: Overview (03:58)

    Here's a brief overview of how to install a chair rail.

  3. Step 1: Select a Chair Rail

    Step 1: Select a Chair Rail (00:27)

    How to choose the proper style and size chair rail for a room.

  4. Step 2: Determine Height

    Step 2: Determine Height (01:11)

    How to determine the height at which to install a chair rail.

  5. Step 3: Measure and Mark

    Step 3: Measure and Mark (00:48)

    How to measure and mark walls for a chair rail.

  6. Step 4: Cut and Install Pieces

    Step 4: Cut and Install Pieces (04:06)

    How to cut and hang the pieces of chair rail.

  7. Step 5: Sand and Paint

    Step 5: Sand and Paint (00:50)

    How to finish the chair rail molding by sanding and painting or staining.

1-10 of 10 Doors Videos

  1. Country Cottage Kitchen Door

    Country Cottage Kitchen Door (02:08)

    See how easy it is to redesign a door with paint and beadboard paneling.

  2. Easy Garage Door Check-up

    Easy Garage Door Check-up (02:53)

    Avoid frequent repair headaches by keeping your garage door maintained.

  3. Garage Door Opener Install

    Garage Door Opener Install (05:06)

    Learn how to install a garage door opener with safety sensors.

  4. Contemporary Pocket Door

    Contemporary Pocket Door (02:40)

    Home expert Amy Matthews teaches a homeowner how to replace a pocket door.

  5. Front Door Kick Plate

    Front Door Kick Plate (01:09)

    In minutes, spruce up your front door with a stylish new kick plate.

  6. Changing a Doorknob

    Changing a Doorknob (01:30)

    Replace that old door handle with something new!

  7. Installing a Deadbolt Lock

    Installing a Deadbolt Lock (03:52)

    Putting a deadbolt lock on your door is easy. Here's how to do it yourself.

  8. Doggie Door

    Doggie Door (00:02:12)

    To install a doggie door in your home, here's what you should know.

  9. Pet Doors - DIY Weekend Tips

    Pet Doors - DIY Weekend Tips (01:13)

    Paul Ryan walks us through the buying and installing of pet doors.

  10. Garage Door Opener

    Garage Door Opener (03:48)

    Our expert covers all the steps for installing a new garage door opener.

1-8 of 8 Install Wainscoting Videos

  1. How to Install Wainscoting

    How to Install Wainscoting (12:40)

    Here's how to create custom wainscoting to give a room an elegant upgrade.

  2. Overview: Install Wainscoting

    Overview: Install Wainscoting (04:10)

    Here's a brief overview of how to install wainscot paneling.

  3. Step 1: Plan the Layout

    Step 1: Plan the Layout (05:19)

    Here are tips on choosing materials and planning a layout for wainscoting.

  4. Step 2: Install Plywood Panels

    Step 2: Install Plywood Panels (02:59)

    Amy Matthews shows how to hang the plywood panels for custom wainscoting.

  5. Step 3: Install the Top Rail

    Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)

    Amy Matthews shows how to install the top rail of custom wainscoting.

  6. Step 4: Cut and Install Stiles

    Step 4: Cut and Install Stiles (00:59)

  7. Step 5: Install the Baseboard

    Step 5: Install the Baseboard (01:14)

    Here's how to install the remaining trim pieces for custom wainscoting.

  8. Step 6: Finish the Wainscot

    Step 6: Finish the Wainscot (00:47)

    Paint, stain or polyurethane is required to protect wainscot paneling.